Infrastructure

Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates

West of England e-scooter trial area expands

Southmead, Brislington, Emersons Green and Weston, Bath, are among the new areas where residents are now able to use rental e-scooters to access essential work and services. Following the successful launch of the West of England e-scooter trial, the trial area for the ‘hop-on hop-off’ e-scooters has expanded to include …

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Voi partners with MaaS service Trafi

Voi has partnerned with MaaS service Trafi. Trafi is a software-as-a-service leader powering the ‘largest MaaS platform in the world’ and connecting multiple mobility services in one place, including public transportation. The partnership implies that Voi’s micro-vehicles will be available for booking in all apps powered by Trafi in Berlin, …

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Voi e-scooter trial begins in Southampton

Residents who want to try a new and environmentally-friendly way to travel can now start hiring Voi rental e-scooters as part of a DfT trial in Southampton. “We are pleased to be part of this national trial working with key stakeholders and the residents of Southampton to understand how we …

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Beryl celebrates one year since launch of bike share scheme in Norwich

Beryl and Norfolk County Council are celebrating one year of healthier and greener transport in Norwich since the launch of its bike share scheme. The scheme was launched on 17th March 2020 and now also includes e-bikes and e-scooters. Over 370,000 kilometres have been covered within the city across 97,000 journeys. These trips …

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Voi e-scooter trial launches in Portsmouth

Portsmouth County Council, in partnership with Solent Transport, has announced the launch of the Voi rental e-scooter trial. Councillor Lynne Stagg, cabinet member for traffic and transportation, said: “I am excited to see the rental e-scooter trial get underway as I believe this is an important part of investigating how …

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Southampton City Council launches new electric cargo bike loan scheme

Local organisations in Southampton can now benefit from a new scheme supporting the uptake of alternative sustainable delivery methods across the city region. The RIDES (Realising Innovative Deliveries in Southampton and Eastleigh) project has been launched by Southampton City Council in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council and will see a …

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Vivacity Labs’ AI traffic signal control to be trialled in Cambridge

Vivacity Labs’ AI traffic signal control is to be trialled at some of the busiest junctions in Cambridge to help cut congestion and improve air quality. The 12-month trial will investigate how camera-based sensors and machine learning can be used to optimise traffic signals to improve traffic flow, reduce journey …

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Co Bikes opens new dockless station in Princesshay

Co Bikes has announced the opening of a new electric bike station in Princesshay Shopping Centre. The station is located on Bedford Street, between Nationwide and Russell and Bromley, and is the latest in a series of dockless stations. These need no fixed infrastructure for bikes to be locked into …

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New housing developments in Scotland ‘should contain mobility hubs’, says CoMoUK

Large housing developments should contain mobility hubs for transport as a condition of planning consent to improve the environment and reduce congestion, ministers have been told. Responding to a Scottish Government consultation, shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said greener travel should be ‘at the heart’ of the country’s …

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West Midlands Cycle Hire launches in Wolverhampton and Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands Cycle Hire has opened to the public with the grey and green bikes now available on the streets of Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton. Up to 20 docking stations have been placed at key locations around Wolverhampton, including outside the bus station, with five docks also up and running …

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